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FungusAmanita sp.

Amanita sp. at Shoalhaven Heads, NSW

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Amanita sp. at Shoalhaven Heads, NSW - 3 May 2019
Amanita sp. at Shoalhaven Heads, NSW - 3 May 2019
Amanita sp. at Shoalhaven Heads, NSW - 3 May 2019
Amanita sp. at Shoalhaven Heads, NSW - 3 May 2019
Amanita sp. at Shoalhaven Heads, NSW - 3 May 2019

Identification history

Fungus Amanita sp. 5 May 2019 Pam
Fungus Amanita sp. 4 May 2019 Nurjahan

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Author's notes

At edge of forest Shoalhaven Heads. Large cap 13.5 cm - Group of 4 - caps 5.5 cm. Plane shaped. Gills white. Is this Amanita punctata? These are a different colour on caps from my previous sighting


Pam wrote:
   5 May 2019
Firstly to clarify that this is not Amanita punctata (now known as Amanita cheelii). Features of that species that are not evident in this current species; edge, margin of gills (lamellae) are distictly grey, no annulus and large saccate cup (volva). Secondly I can't be 100% certain of this species - sorry. Did you notice if at the base of the stipe if there was any kind of cup like structure? The structure of the base of the stipe in Amanita is often very significant in being able to identify them to species. Good images of a nice group of mycorrhizal fungi. Did you notice what trees were growing nearby that they may have been associated with?
Nurjahan wrote:
   6 May 2019
I tried to remove more of the stem sprouting out of the sand, but only got an incomplete portion. It was just as in photo showing the gills. This fungus was very close to the forest which in that spot has Cassurinas, gum trees and Banksia. The soil is really just sand. The sea is less than 1km away.
Thank you for all your comments! I love taking photos of fungus and have, rather unsuccessfully, tried to identify them from my book or internet. It is great to have expert help! I also hope that it is helping in the maping of fungus in Australia.
Pam wrote:
   6 May 2019
All the information that comes in helps to build our knowledge base about fungi. Thank you for your contribution.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 3 May 2019 Recorded on
  • Nurjahan Recorded by

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